Enterprise Change Management

The discipline of change management has emerged and evolved over the past decades, and what was once an ad hoc, after-the-fact approach occasionally accompanied by a communications plan or training plan has been replaced by holistic, structured processes with complete toolsets for addressing change management at the individual and organizational level. The result of improved change management has been greater success at delivering objectives on time and on budget.

Enterprise Change Management (ECM) is an organizational core competency that provides competitive differentiation and the ability to effectively adapt to the ever-changing world. An enterprise change management capability means effective change management is embedded into your organization’s roles, structures, processes, projects and leadership competencies. Change management processes are consistently and effectively applied to initiatives, leaders have the skills to guide their teams through change, and employees know what to ask for in order to be successful.

The end result of an enterprise change management capability is that individuals embrace change more quickly and effectively, and organizations are able to respond quickly to market changes, embrace strategic initiatives, and adopt new technology more quickly and with less productivity impact. This capability does not happen by chance, however, and requires a strategic approach to embed change management across an organization.

Why take on Enterprise Change Management?

The simple answer to why an organization should invest in Enterprise Change Management is that it improves the financial and strategic performance of the organization through more successful change implementations. There are several approaches to telling the story and making the case for deploying change management:

  • Bringing Project Success to the Organizational Level
  • Building Capacity for Constant Change
  • Lowering Change Saturation
  • Applying Change Management More Efficiently and Effectively
  • Achieving Impressive Project Results

The Key to Succeeding in Enterprise Change Management

A solution for institutionalizing change management must be designed, developed, deployed, embraced and adopted to reach a point where change management is the norm. To fully address ‘Project ECM’, Prosci has built out step-by-step instructions and tools for:

  • Assessing the current state (how change management occurs today)
  • Defining the future state (how the organization will look once the capabilities and competencies are in place)
  • Designing the technical side of the transition state (the solution for institutionalizing change management)
  • Designing the people side of the transition state (how to build buy-in and commitment for change management)

Our Solutions to Kick-Start Your Organizations Change Capability Yourney

6 Tactics for Growing Enterprise Change Capability

We heard from 10 industry innovators about how they’re building change management into the fabric of the organization. Download this eBook to learn about the six tactics that emerged and the unique way each organization brought them to life.